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  Risk Assessment - Entropy Alert

 

  Risks of Political Impasse in Afghanistan

  What It Means For North Waziristan Operation

 

  July 10, 2014

 

 

  Analysis of Perception and Perspective


  What Does Iraq Represent?

  The Ground Reality And Pubic Narrative


  June 30, 2014

 

   Analysis of Perception and Perspective

 

 

  The Next Phase Of The Campaign Against Terror
  The Fight Between State And Non State Actors

 

  June 16, 2014

  Vantage Point Analysis

 

  Is Pakistan Parting With Some Good Taliban?
  Situation Of N Waziristan, Talks With TTP, Afghan Reconciliation

 

  May 30, 2014

  Vantage Point Analysis



  A Potential Military Operation In North Waziristan And Talks With TTP

  Assessing The Chances of Success

 
  February 14, 2014

 

  Risk Assessment - Entropy Alert


  The Race For Dealing With Emerging Challenges

  Framing And Surviving Change


  May 26, 2014

 

 

  Vantage Point Analysis

 

  Pakistan's War Against Terror And TTP

  It May Be Delayed But N. Waziristan Operation Likely Will Happen


  March 2, 2014

  Global Security Study


  The Power Dynamics Of Emerging, Established Powers

  US, Chinese Visions Compete In South Asia

 

  May 13, 2014

  Global Security Study


  Media Literacy And Ideological Divides

  The Challenge Of Interpreting The News Media?


  May 7, 2014

 

 

  Global Security Study


  How One Looks At The Map

  The Importance Of Vantage Point And South Asia

 

  April 21, 2014

 

  Analysis of Perception and Perspective

 

  Ukraine Crisis And The Pivot To Asia
  Managing The Rise Of China

 

  April 12, 2014

  Analysis of Perception and Perspective

 

  What Does The Afghan Election Represent?

  Voter Turnout And Future Challenges

 

  April 5, 2014

 

  Analysis of Perception and Perspective


  The European Crisis Over Ukraine, Crimea

  The Shape Of NATO, Chinese Response


  April 2, 2014

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Churchill Picket

The Risks Of Political Impasse In Afghanistan And Pakistan’s Operation In N Waziristan
Thu, 10 Jul 2014

The delay in signing of the US-Afghan bilateral security agreement now appears to be accompanied by another imbroglio. Not only is there no security agreement in place, the political transition is also mired in complication. Abdullah Abdullah, the winner of the first round, refused to accept the preliminary election results announced on July 7 due to allegations of fraud.

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US, Chinese Visions Compete In South Asia
Tue, 13 May 2014

After more than a decade of status quo in the geopolitical environment of South Asia, the region is now entering a phase of tremendous flux. The transformation underway can be viewed from the regional lens and through the global angle.  

At the regional level, elections in Afghanistan and US withdrawal represents the first level of change. The Indian elections and its potential outcome, symbolizes the second level, while the tussles of Middle East demonstrates the third.

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Differences Between Israeli Operation Protective Edge, Pillar Of Defense, And 2006 Israeli-Lebanon War
Tue, 22 Jul 2014

Gaza crisis has erupted once more. Rockets are being fired at Israeli cities, just like in 2012, 2009 and 2006, and the Israeli ground offensive is now underway as well. Heavy civilian causalities are being reported as a consequence of the continuous Gaza bombardment. But the question is how is the present Israeli operation, named Protective Edge, different than the 2012 operation Pillar of Defense, and the Israeli-Lebanon/Hezbollah war of 2006.

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The European Crisis Over Ukraine, Crimea And NATO, China
Wed, 02 Apr 2014

The debate has continued over what more NATO and European Union can do to punish Russia for taking over Crimea and to stop it from going any further. History is replete with similar scenarios with one or the other European power over stretching itself based on false sense of the ground situation, while attempting to change borders and correct history.

The fear is that appearing weak, or worse, not doing anything, can encourage further expansion that could later require an even bigger and costly response.

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Managing The Rise Of China; Future Crisis Management
Sat, 12 Apr 2014

While the international relations usually move at a steady pace, but from time to time game changing events push a rethink in global affairs. 9/11, and subsequent US operations in Afghanistan and Iraq, revamped the conduct of global affairs. The emergence of Arab Spring, Russian annexation of Crimea and the situation of Ukraine, has pushed for recalibration of international relations once more.

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What Does Iraq Represent; Ground Reality And Public Narrative
Mon, 30 Jun 2014

More and more the ground reality is at odd with the narrative that is presented publicly to explain it. There are several reasons for why this may be happening. Events are occurring rapidly, and moving too quickly, to be understood fully in the time available. There are vested interests that desire to present their side of the story and manage perceptions. The forces of status quo are stronger, and while they are successful in projecting their interpretation, in the long run, they often miss the mark.

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Geopolitical Situation

Issue Brief

What Does Ukraine Crisis Mean for South Asia, Pakistan?
Thu, 03 Apr 2014

The recent events of Ukraine and Crimea have not only raised alarm in Europe and North America, but have also increased worries in other regions on what the change implies for them. On the other hand, President Putin has thanked China and India for their understanding on the Ukraine crisis. Both China and India have refrained from criticizing Russia directly and have not backed moves to impose sanctions.

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Analysis of Perception and Perspective

What Does Iraq Represent; Ground Reality And Public Narrative
Mon, 30 Jun 2014

More and more the ground reality is at odd with the narrative that is presented publicly to explain it.

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Global Security Advisor

Global Security StudiesUS, Chinese Visions Compete In South Asia
Tue, 13 May 2014

After more than a decade of status quo in the geopolitical environment of South Asia, the region is now entering a phase of tremendous flux. The transformation underway can be viewed from the regional lens and through the global angle.

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Risk Assessment

Entropy AlertThe Risks Of Political Impasse In Afghanistan And Pakistan’s Operation In N Waziristan
Thu, 10 Jul 2014

The delay in signing of the US-Afghan bilateral security agreement now appears to be accompanied by another imbroglio. Not only is there no security agreement in place, the political transition is also mired in complication.

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PoliTact's Forecast

The Dynamics Of Societal And Institutional Drifts In The Middle East And South Asia
Mon, 24 Mar 2014

As the societies in the Islamic world undergo rapid transition, its institutions of governance are being pushed to adjust. Some of the major causes of this high flux are, for example, the campaign against extremists and the Arab Spring.

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